Volunteers are placed throughout Chile. During the application process, applicants can specify geographic and demographic preferences, as well as indicate important items like allergies or non-smoking preferences. We take these preferences into account and prioritize matching volunteers with compatible host families. However, applicants should be prepared to accept placements anywhere in Chile, as the English Opens Doors Program works with schools who need the resources, and placements in a preferred area may be limited.
With that said, we have found that volunteers who have a positive mindset will have a positive experience in any placement! One of the amazing things about the Program is that volunteers have the opportunity to live and work in communities where it would be almost impossible to simply move there and find a job. As a result, volunteers form deep bonds with the school and surrounding community, and discover what makes living in Chile so special. In this section, you can read about the regions in which we have volunteer placements available.